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Berggruen Research Fellowships in Indian Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Wolfson College, Oxford

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Indian Philosophy
AOS categories Asian Philosophy
AOC Indian Philosophy
AOC categories Asian Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Start date October 2016
Job description


BERGGRUEN RESEARCH FELLOWS - TWO POSTS each for TWO years in approaches in Indian Philosophy

Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint two stipendiary Research Fellows in approaches in Indian Philosophy.

Wolfson College is a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, with members from over 80 nationalities. The Berggruen Institute has created a Philosophy and Culture Centre involving comparative and interdisciplinary study of philosophy and culture with a particular focus on Eastern and Western traditions. It provides Fellowships, two of them in Wolfson, intended to facilitate insights to inform and influence dialogue on matters of contemporary importance by drawing on Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.

The Berggruen Research Fellows at Wolfson must be innovative thinkers engaged in work in Wolfson across cultures and disciplines. They can select any one of the themes mentioned below to study through the lens of a particular Indian philosophical tradition,e.g. Hinduism, Buddhism, their interactions with each other, or the interactions of Hinduism with Islam.

Current Research Themes

The Autonomous Self and the Relational Self, Harmony and Freedom, Equality and Hierarchy, Democracy and Political Meritocracy, Humans and Non-Humans, Humans and Technology, and, Sustainable Innovation.

Main tasks of the post:

  •   To select any one of the themes mentioned above to study through the lens of a particular

    Indian philosophical tradition, e.g. Hinduism, Buddhism, their interactions with each other, or the interactions of Hinduism with Islam.

  •   To publish substantially on one of these themes.

  •   To study the influence that traditional Indian philosophies have had on modern transformers of society, or should have on contemporary society and politics.

    Qualifications and experience required:

  •   To hold a doctorate in a relevant field and have sufficient postdoctoral experience for substantial research on the project.

  •   Must be innovative thinkers.

  •   Be engaged in work across cultures and disciplines.

  •   Must have the languages and the philosophy needed for their subject.

    The Fellowship will be for two years, to commence on 1 October 2016.

    The annual stipend will be £33,000, plus any general percentage increase in salaries, agreed by the Remuneration Committee, that may come into effect. These Fellowships carry Common Table rights (currently up to £43 a week for own meals in Hall). Fellows are entitled to apply for College accommodation at the College rates.

    The full job description and selection criteria should be consulted before submitting an application.

    To apply for this post and to download the further details and application instructions, please click on the link: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/

    Applications and references must reach the College by 4pm on Friday 13 May 2016. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2016. Interviews may be held by video or telephone.

    Enquiries should be addressed to: The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK, Tel: (01865) 274102 email: bergg-rf@wolfson.ox.ac.uk website: www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk

    This is a College vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at Wolfson College fellowships page: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/

    The University terms and conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.

    The person elected will be based in Oxford and will carry out research and publish in the above field (and others if desired).

How to apply
Application type Mail
Web address to apply http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/content/berggruen-rese...
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 13, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Web address for more information http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/content/berggruen-rese...
Contact name The President's PA, Wolfson College Oxford
Contact email
Time created April 11, 2016, 8:47am UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 13, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Expired on May 14, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Last updated July 13, 2016, 3:00pm UTC
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